The proposed Maryland congressional districts should not put current representation at risk by further fracturing the continuity of districts ("Two maps emerge in redistricting discussions," Sept. 30). The current districts fairly and accurately represent the dominance of party registration, unlike the 1990 districts created by then-Gov.
Districts should reflect the major population centers. The 1st District should cover the Eastern Shore, wrapping around the top of the bay and not coming over the
Redistricting is naturally a political — that is to say, democratic — process, resulting from the representatives elected by the citizens, and thus by definition in our republic, legitimate. Unfortunately, calling the democratic process "politics" deliberately seeks to delegitimize the only process we know to legitimize governance.